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Solder slobber cleanup

Hello Orchids, I’ve got an 18K white and yellow gold pendant that I
was too cheap to buy white gold solder for. I used 18K yellow solder
and paid the price with some yellow solder slobber on the white gold
background. Puddle of yellow stain…ick. So…any suggestions?
It’s pretty well soaked in. I can’t really file it out. Anyway, it’s
a domed 20 gauge white gold background with yellow gold parts sweat
soldered to it, so I couldn’t really go very deep anyway.

How would you solve this…would you melt white gold solder on the
puddles or pen plate the white gold to cover the puddles…or?
Suggestions? Thank you!


Hello Mardel, Don’t dispair, feel lucky that you aren’t working on a
pair of earrings that have to match! Having been in your shoes, I’d
revise (ain’t improvisin’ fun) the design by one of the following:

1. add a bezel to cover the stain and set a stone 

2. cover the stain with another YG accent piece 

3. add piercing to the design and be sure to cut out the stain I'm

sure other ideas will surface - your design will determine the best
one. Some of these accidents lead to nifty creations.

Hope this gives you some ideas, Judy in Kansas 

Judy M. Willingham, R.S.
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
237 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506
(785) 532-2936